90 capsules of 100 mg
L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a derivative of Griffonia simplicifolia extract. 5-HTP is a metabolite of tryptophan which is an amino acid and an essential precursor of serotonin (a neurotransmitter) and melatonin (a neuro-hormone).
5-HTP is mainly used for mood since it can stimulate serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with well-being. 5-HTP has been compared to multiple tricyclic antidepressants and has been found to be as effective and faster acting with fewer side effects. Since serotonin and melatonin are involved in regulating the sleep/wake cycle, 5-HTP may also improve the quality of sleep. In addition, research has given it a role in reducing headaches and the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Studies in Spain and Italy have shown that 5-HTP is comparable to methysergide, a drug that relieves migraine symptoms (over 70% in both groups) with fewer side effects. Patients with fibromyalgia were found to have low serotonin levels and fewer symptoms when taking tricyclic antidepressants and SSRIs. Other clinical trials with 5-HTP have also confirmed significant improvements in symptoms, including pain, morning stiffness, nervousness and fatigue.
In fact, those who suffer from mood imbalance or anxiety, fibromyalgia or sleep disorders may benefit from 5-HTP.